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Nebula Rich Part of the Sky

Yağız Özgen participates in SANATORIUM’s ArtDubai 2022 stand with a performative installation in the space reserved for him. The work is a cross-section from the artist’s ongoing long-term project, which he started after his solo exhibition titled “Instructions” in 2019. Özgen’s work under the title of “A Research Programme Progressing In The Ocean Of Anomalies” takes its name from the scientific research program mentioned in a text written for the book titled “Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge” compiled by ...

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Views of the Carina Nebula

Yağız Özgen participates in SANATORIUM’s CI’21 stand with a performative installation in the space reserved for him. The work is a cross-section from the artist’s ongoing long-term project, which he started after his solo exhibition titled “Instructions” in 2019. Özgen’s work under the title of “A Research Programme Progressing In The Ocean Of Anomalies” takes its name from the scientific research program mentioned in a text written for the book titled “Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge” compiled by Imre ...

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A Research Programme Progressing In The Ocean Of Anomalies

Anomaliler Okyanusunda İlerleyen Bir Araştırma Programı”, adını, Imre Lakatos’un Alan Musgrave ile birlikte derledikleri “Eleştiri ve Bilginin Gelişmesi” adlı kitap için kaleme aldığı metninde geçen bir bilimsel araştırma programından alır. Lakatos’a göre, 1815 tarihli imzasız bir makalesinde Prout, bütün saf kimyasal elementlerin atom ağırlıklarının tamsayı olduğunu iddia ederek bir araştırma programı başlatmıştır. Prout’un bilimsel araştırma programını takip eden bilimciler, programın iddiasını doğrulamak yerine, kendi savları aleyhinedeki bütün karşı-savları yanlışlamak gibi bir “maceraya” atılmışlardır. Ancak açıklanması gereken o kadar çok sayıda ...

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Repeating Cycles, Anomalies and Prototypes of Imagination

This text is about the context of the works which will come together in the second issue of the magazine, the first issue of which has been published under the title “06.2020/14/dergi”. The founder and coordinator of the mentioned periodical is the artist Sergen Şehitoğlu. Şehitoğlu has created a periodical which has included in its first issue 14 works produced by 14 artists for a medium in the form of a magazine. This periodical creates a quite different context than ...

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Horsehead Nebula (1089 Color)

These works realized by means of the analysis of visual and written information regarding celestial bodies and events, in the most general sense, deal with the complicated relations between objects and signs, phenomena and descriptions, language and the world on different levels. They study the objects by marking and categorizing the different levels of referring to the objects.

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Untitled (Pages)

The work Untitled (Pages) carries out an investigation to grasp formal relationships based on the layout of the pages that constitute this journal. Following the instructions, the chart produced by the graphic designer of the journal numbers the illustrations that were drawn according to the layout of the content on each page, brings them together and presents them in the last page of this journal. However, since the page containing this chart, which presents the formal relationships of the layout, is itself a ...

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Instructions

ON THE BORDERLINE OF EMPRICISM: YAĞIZ ÖZGEN INSTRUCTIONS Kerem Ozan Bayraktar   “The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.”[1] Bertrand Russell   Instructions is a performative exhibition that directly reveals Yağız Özgen’s practice and form of thinking. It is prepared with great diligence, which transforms his form of thinking into the work itself. A now ordinary word “interdisciplinary”, ...

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Actual Drawings For Potential Murals

The series of work is a component of the exposition entitled “Instructions”. This series of work constitutes of instructions and drafts executed for murals in potential status. These instructions which were precisely matched with the drafts, demonstrate by symbolizing the consecutive situations that a painter is in, while he applies the paintings to areas of the wall that could be distinguished on the drafts. “The only works that Özgen makes use of representation, are the drawings where he shows the ...

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Astronomy Picture Of The Day

Founded by professional astronomers and supported by NASA, “Astronomy Picture Of The Day” is an online archive where generally space images recorded via hi-tech telescopes and short explanations regarding these images are regularly published. The work seen is named after the eponymous online archive. This website where a high resolution image together with a short explanation by professional astronomers is published everyday hosts various information on celestial bodies and events that are not usually possible to be seen with the ...

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Systems / Visibility

Özgen’s work is named after the nebula Pillars of Creation. Nebulae are astronomical objects, comprising formations of dust, gas and other materials that clump together, and by attracting further matter eventually form stars. The image was first taken at NASA using the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, leading to significant improvements in our scientific understanding of processes taking place inside nebulae. The telescopic photo of the pillars is composed of 32 individual images from four separate cameras on Hubble. Light ...

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